Image Quality

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Why do the quality of my images become significantly reduced once they are uploaded? Do I need to upgrade in order for them to become crisp and high quality? Or will this happen either way because the web can only support a low quality image?
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Sarah White

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Nevermind! Found out I can maintain image quality through text widgets! Thanks anyway!
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Hello Dominika

For the usage of pictures on your website we generally recommend a file size between 20 and 100KB per picture. The larger an image is, the longer it will take to both upload it to your website and to load your website for your visitors!

It's true that downsizing images can cause a quality loss, especially if you keep the original measurements of the image while reducing the file size. But if you reduce the measurements of the image as well, this will naturally reduce the file size with maybe less of a quality loss when viewing.

If you add a large image file to a Text Widget, this will not solve the problem of long loading times. The only difference is that pictures which you add to the Text Widget are not automatically optimized whereas pictures which you add via the Picture Widget are optimized (you can turn this option off in the Picture Widget dialogue box).

However, from the viewpoint of loading times and accessibility of your website it is recommendable to have images with low file sizes on your site.
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Thank you Stefan for more info on this! I did not know that you could disable the picture optimization. Will definitely try to keep the loading time of each page to a minimum. Thanks again!